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DIY Betsy’s Sweet Land of Liberty


DIY Betsy’s Sweet Land of Liberty

I love a rustic, weathered and vintage-style look, and this sweet patriotic vignette has a little of everything! Remember my DIY Picket Fence Crate? It has made the perfect setting for this sweet little patriotic vignette.  Little Betsy is all dressed up and ready for the Fourth of July celebration!  She’s standing so proud in her white picket fenced-in yard, surrounded by bright red geraniums and patriotic wooden stars!

Directions:

Picket Fence Crate:

First, I started with my DIY Picket Fence Crate.   You can find my directions on how to make this  easy to make crate Here!

First, I covered the bottom of the crate with 3 floral dry foam sheets(doubled to lift the figurine and stars higher) found HERE,  then covered it up with Ashland’s Spanish Moss—Basil Green from Michael’s found HERE. I had to poke the filler into the sides so the foam wouldn’t show.

 Sign:

You can make a sign like this so easy! Just cut a piece of plywood 2 inches tall x 3/4 inches wide x 14 inches long.  Then, brush on my DIY Old Weathered Wood Stain (found Here)  to darken the wood.  Lightly dry brush white acrylic paint on it, then dry brush black acrylic paint along all the edges of the sign (Top, bottom and both sides).  Rough up the edges lightly with sand paper to make it look distressed.  Then, stencil the letters on in red acrylic paint with a stencil that you like.  Last, spray with a matt finish to seal it.

Wooden Stars:

I found these graduated stars to adorn the right side of the little picket fence yard. Each one is sporting the red, white and blue theme in a rustic sort-of-way. (They are from Michaels).

Patriotic Figurine:

Little Betsy is wearing her favorite patriotic dress, complete with her homemade, folded newspaper hat that says “Stars and Stripes Forever.” She loves her country and is showing her patriotism by waving “Old Glory” over her shoulder. Betsy is a Bethany Lowe, paper mache figurine and can be found HERE.

Geraniums:

First, I bought the 3 large, potted geraniums  (in the back, behind the picket fence crate) are propped up by a couple of 2x4s to lift them up even higher. I later found the two small, potted geraniums found on each side of the crate at a little shop called “Orange Patch Two.” They are made by Raz Imports.
The stem geraniums on each side, in the front, are from Hobby Lobby.

 

Yo Yos:

Next, I made these fabric Yo Yo’s to give more of a homemade feel to this patriotic vignette.  See my tutorial on how to make them HERE!

Last, I set an old window behind the crate and added a little garland of greenery around it (Hobby Lobby).  Now you are finished!

Happy Fourth of July!


DIY Betsy’s Sweet Land of Liberty

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26 Comments

  1. This is adorable! Love the picket fence and the Bethany Lowe figurine! She’s a real cutie! Really cute vignette!

  2. So pretty!! Really love it!! Thanks for sharing!!
    hugs,
    Deb

  3. What a sweet little vignette, Tiffany! Looks like you’re all ready for the 4th. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Turn About!

  4. That is soooooo stinkin’ CUTE!!! Happy 4th to you!

    Cottage Blessings,
    Rebecca

  5. Julie Briones

    Super adorable vignette, Tee! and I love your wooden stars!

  6. So cute, Tee! I love the DIY picket fence crate. Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!
    Rebecca

  7. Your little Betsy is just darling! Love your patriotic vignette. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!

  8. I thought I recognized that crate! I like this Patriotic Version.

    Liberty @ B4andAfters.com

  9. Congrats, Tiffany I’ve chosen you to be a featured at tomorrow’s Vintage Charm Party! Hope to see you there! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  10. Hello Tiffany, I am so glad you linked up this sweet patriotic post at Share Your Style a couple of weeks ago. I am sooo sorry I didn’t publish for the 4th of July last week as yours would have been perfect to feature! Please forgive me.

    I see you used your garden tray you made and used for the Pinterest Challenge in the spring here (sometimes I have a good memory for decor. :)) and it is perfect with your little Betsy Ross and all those RWB stars and flags. Happy to pin to my Holiday Decor board for you. <3

    Happy summer to you and again thank you for sharing,
    Barb 🙂

  11. How cute!! Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 20 for All Things American (red, white, and blue), open June 27 to July 25. All party entries shared if social media buttons installed.

  12. Ann

    I love the vintage feel of this vignette, Tee! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s.

  13. I hope you had a great celebration!!
    Thank you for sharing your DIY project, this week I am featuring so be sure to stop by and share again!
    Have a great week!

    • Tee

      Thank you so much, Karren! I really appreciate the feature! I hope you had a wonderful 4th as well!

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